Manchester United have not made Klopp contact

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Manchester United managerial target Jurgen Klopp has denied that there has been contact over the club's vacant position at the helm.

The Borussia Dortmund boss has emerged as a contender to replace David Moyes at Old Trafford, following the Scot's departure after less than a season in charge of the fading Premier League champions.

Ryan Giggs has since taken the Red Devils helm until the end of the season, with the shadow of Sir Alex Ferguson looming large over the hot seat of the English giants.

Klopp had been touted as a man who might be able to deliver, with reports on Monday even suggesting that the Manchester United hierarchy had 'sounded out' the German over the possibility of taking charge.

However, the 46-year-old has been forced to deny the speculation ahead of this weekend's trip to Bayer Leverkusen, insisting he has not been approached about the job.

"I really do think that Manchester United is a great club, but it is also the case that as long as things continue to go as they are here, then I have a clear agreement with Borussia Dortmund," he told the press.

"Therefore it cannot have anything to do with the greatness of a team, even if there were to be an offer. And to react to this is a bit uncomfortable when there has not been an offer, so to reject it before an offer comes is personally embarrassing for me."

Klopp went on to claim there are '1000 reasons' why he's happy in his current job, and that the most important thing is that they are satisfied with the job he's doing at the Bundesliga club.

"I think Manchester United is great, but I am still really happy here because there are around 1,000 reasons why I really like working at this club," he added.

"The only condition which must be filled, and it is more important than contracts, is that all of those involved have to have the feeling that I am the right coach for this team. As long as that is the case, I don't have to think about anything."

Dutch boss Louis van Gaal is currently favourite to become the next Red Devils boss, with Carlo Ancelotti second in the market and Mourinho third. Klopp has dropped to fourth favourite.

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